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Chemical structure of costunolide, a prototypical germacranolide

Germacranolides are a group of natural chemical compounds classified as sesquiterpene lactones. They are found in a variety of plant sources.[1]


  1. ^ Fraga, B. M. (1988). "Natural sesquiterpenoids". Natural Product Reports. 5 (5): 497–521. doi:10.1039/np9880500497.